(sponsored) Japan mixes with food, fashion, furniture, art and collectibles at LIC Flea.
Queens’ largest outdoor flea is bringing the diversity of the borough to the market this weekend. In addition to vendors selling vintage clothing, furniture, collectibles, jewelry, antiques, art and amazing food this Saturday and Sunday (October 5&6), LIC Flea will host a Weekend of Japanese Culture.
There will be booths dedicated to Japanese food, music, art and more. Fan favorite Oconomi will be serving up their Japanese vegetable pancakes in addition to vendors offering stirred fried noodles known as Yakisoba, Japanese curry, rice balls and “creative” sushi.
Celebrating Japanese culture, children and adults will be able to try their hand at Japanese calligraphy with an instructor on site who will teach participants how to hold a brush. There will also be an origami station where you can turn paper into art and Kabuki face painting, featuring faces of a traditional Japanese play.
Along with the delicious Japanese treats and activities, visitors will be able to enjoy three unique performers. Female geisha dancers in costume will perform in a group called Salme and Japanese pop singer Reni Reni will also make an appearance. The final performance combines music with audience interaction as the Poku Poku Boys play Koto, a traditional string instrument, while translating names from English to Japanese in calligraphy, allowing audience members to take a piece of the performance home.
Come take a trip to Japan via LIC Flea & Food, located at 5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101. The market is one block behind the iconic Pepsi Cola sign, which is a short walk from the East River Ferry Hunters Point stop.
LIC Flea, is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm through October 27. The market will reopen indoors at the same address for a winter Holiday market every weekend in December leading up to Christmas.
For more info on special events and new vendors, sign up for the LIC Flea e-newsletter at LICFlea.com and follow them on Facebook and Twitter @licflea.
Last weekend we went all the way to Long Island City! It’s a lot closer than you think and every Saturday and Sunday (10am-6pm) until October 27th – there is great market there called the LIC Flea where I scored some goodies. And getting there and back is really a cinch. It’s not like it’s in NJ! Continue reading →
Discover the other borough known as Queens by taking advantage of the biggest outdoor market in that neck of the woods! Enjoy over 70 vendors, just one nabe over from Greenpoint.
LIC Flea (5-25 46th Ave, LIC) is open every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm through October 27.
Sign up now to get a FREE bus ride, courtesy of LIC Flea, that will pick you up at the intersection of Nassau and Manhattan Avenues. Or hop on the East River Ferry one stop, ride your bike or just make it a nice walk.
NYC Fashion Week may end on September 12 and Williamsburg Fashion Weekend on September 14, but for the designers and vendors at the LIC Flea & Food, fashion never goes out of season.
Amidst the carefully curated selection of food, furniture, jewelry, collectibles and antiques that dot the large waterfront lot in Long Island City at 5-25 46th Avenue, one block behind the iconic Pepsi Cola sign, are vendors and innovative new designers whose sense of fashion and style are as harmoniously varied as the Flea’s clientele.
WEDNESDAY 3/27 • Newtown Creek CAG Meeting @ LaGuardia Community College (31-10 Thomson Ave, E Building, Room E500) 6-8pm, a conversation with the EPA and NYCDEP about Superfund and Newtown Creek ♦ Free Cities Party NYC-Flint @ Metropolitan Exchange (33 Flatbush Ave) 8-10pm, silent auction, crepes, virtual tours, booze from Michigan, RSVP * Daiquiris & Dub @ Beloved (674 Manhattan Ave) 9pm, DJ Kahncept spinning heady dub and reggae, $7 Denizen Rum cocktails
THURSDAY 3/28 ♫ Gondola / Helioscope / Jeremy Mark Freer / Satellite Radion @ Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Avenue) 7pm, $6 ♥ Is Feminism Sexy? @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, Jennifer Armstrong discusses what feminism means to young women today, RSVP * Skate Night Rockaway Benefit @ Villain (50 N 3rd St) 9pm, FREE, live music, dj’s, mini ramps, art auction, raffle and prizes, food and drinks, RSVP ♥ Pussy Power Aerial & Variety Show @ House of Yes (342 Maujer St, Bushwick) 8pm, $15, estrogen-fueled super-circus celebrating the Va-J-J herself, RSVP ♫ Dichroics / Circle of Buzzards / Dead Stars @ Saint Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $10 ♫ Reggae Bash @ RBar (451 Meeker Ave) 9:30pm, FREE, 3 Kings Sound, RSVP ♫ Archipelago / Belle Mare / Ora Cogan @ Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave) 8pm
SATURDAY 3/30 * Easter Egg Hunt @ McGolrick/Winthrop Park, 11am, $5, Pack a picnic lunch and celebrate the start of spring! • Compost Harvest & Housecleaning @ North Brooklyn Compost Project (McCarren Park, N12th St and Driggs) 1-4pm, harvest compost, take some home, help fancy up the site ♥ Meat All About It @ TBD (214 Franklin St) 2pm, “lets make Misteaks together … bringing back the STEAK! and other yummy outdoor food, DJs Greg Smith & the Broken English at 6pm ♫ Ed Schrader’s Music Beat / Jamaican Queens / Free Blood / Zula @ Shea Stadium (20 Meadow St) 8pm, $8
SUNDAY 3/31 – Happy Easter! ♦ Easter Craft Fair @ Fashion Rock (372 Tompkins Ave, Bed-Stuy) 4-10pm, More info ♫ Unstoppable Death Machines / Fake Hooker / Respect / Laughters / Mtns. @ Silent Barn (603 Bushwick Ave) 8pm
The grand opening of The Williamsburg Eastside Flea Market (320 Manhattan Ave, School Yard of PS 132) is this Saturday October 27th from 11am-5pm.
The market is a collaboration of the PTA of PS 132 and Metro Festival Productions and will be open every Saturday and Sunday featuring a mix of artisans, craftsman, vintage collectors and food vendors.
Stop by to support our local schools and get your holiday shopping started!
Via NYC Urchin: ”NYC URCHIN and OHLAS SURF are so psyched to get together our saltiest and craftiest of friends for the first ever Brooklyn Surf Flea!! It’s been an adventure over the past year meeting local surfers that are up to some interesting projects, so we figured why not get everyone together for, well, a party and the opportunity to share their stories?? Please come to Union Pool (L, G trains to Lorimer-Metropolitan) on Sunday to hang out, talk to new people, learn about the surf non-profits, and shop the locally-crafted wares! And did we mention Albert Shelton will DJ?? Plus there will drink and taco specials all day (2 for $5)”
Check out more events on the calendar. You can submit events to it, too!
WEDNESDAY 4/25 • Poker Unleashed Fundraiser @ TBD (224 Franklin St) 7:30pm, $100 to play, free to attend, benefits Dog Habitat Rescue • Dinner with Eloisa James @ Le Gamin (108 Franklin St.) 7-8:30pm, $45, a special dinner and book talk. James will be introducing her memoir, Paris In Love, includes light dinner, drinks, and a copy of the new book. ♫ Party Time Excellent – Female DJs Only @ Trophy Bar (351 Broadway) 9:30pm, eSteady, Jenny Mörtsell & April Koester aka Luxxe Life celebrate the power of female spinning vinyl. ♫ The Bones of J.R. Jones & LadyBird @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer St) 10pm, stomp blues & folk
THURSDAY 4/26 ♦ The 22 Magazine Presents: Fixins @ Vaudeville Park (26 Bushwick Ave), 6pm, FREE, an evening of music, art, food, and puppetry with Andru Bemis, Anna Gevalt, Elizabeth Laprelle, and Katherine Fahey ♫ BIG EYES/DEAD DOG/MBATN/UNFUN/NUCLEAR SANTA CLAUST @ Death By Audio (49 S. 2nd St) 8pm, $8, All Ages • Late Night Library Annual Party @ South 4th Bar (90 South 4th St.) 10pm-1am, Free, Late Night Library has invited Brooklyn- and Portland-based writers who have recently published debut novels or poetry collections to read in our home cities. Similar to last year’s Skyped reading, attendees in Brooklyn will be able see and listen to Portland readers in real time and vice versa, More info
FRIDAY 4/27 • Automotive High School Class of 2012 Rising Phoenix Scholarship VIP Event @ Red Star Bar (37 Greenpoint Ave) 5-10pm, Support a scholarship created by Automotive High School to support their top seniors! $15 – Free drinks • Gypsé Eyes Magazine The Food & Drink Issue Launch Party @ Domestic Construction (218 India St) 6-10pm, cocktails, beer and hor d’oeuvres plus awesome music, More info ♦ A Mouth that Might Sing @ Pierogi (177 North 9th) 7-9pm, artwork by Ryan Mrozowski • Mexico Judio @ Greenpoint Shul (104 Noble St) 7:30pm-9:30pm, $20, a pre-Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring cocktails, a Mexican dairy dinner and talk by Mexican-Jewish scholar Dr. Adina Cimet, More info • goodgala @ goodyoga (73 Calyer St) 9pm, $25, food and beverage (+ beer & wine), live music, DJ sets, dancing, raffle prizes, auction. Proceeds go to fund to buy the building, More info
SATURDAY 4/28 • Obscura Day: 13 Steps Around Dutch Kills @ Albert E. Short Triangle Park (Corner of Jackson Ave and 23rd St, LIC) 10am-2pm, Join Newtown Creek Alliance Historian Mitch Waxman for an intense exploration of Newtown Creek’s Dutch Kills tributary, BUY TIX • Flea Market @ Dupont Street Senior Housing Parking Lot (Eagle betw. Franklin & Manhattan) 10am-5pm, All kinds of “treasures” will be for sale: clothes, books, dishes, pots, other, etc. Rain or Shine. • First Annual Brooklyn Mustard Festival @ TBD (224 Franklin St) 12-5pm, FREE, a celebration of the world’s most popular condiment, Meat Hook, sausages and Sigmund’s soft pretzels, More info ♦ Equality Now @ YES Gallery (147 India St.) 4-10pm, a benefit and exhibition featuring works by Lara Pacilio, curated by Lesley Doukhowetzky, art sales and donations will go towards achieving legal and systemic change that addresses violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world, More info ♦ Freehand Jobs @ Pandemic Gallery (37 Broadway) 7-11pm, like minded artists transform the gallery into a small town. Building with found and refuse materials, this group will work together to recreate different panoramas of a small, hand-made village. The show will emphasize the simple use of basic materials, hand-drawn signage, and original artwork, More info ♫ Alston DJs @ No Name Bar (597 Manhattan Ave) 10pm, 50s, 60s, 70, soul, funk, garage, old rock
SUNDAY 4/29 • Craft Pop-Up Shop @ SEW Moni (330 So. 3rd St) 11am-5pm, FREE, showcasing all things handmade from clothing to fashion accessories, décor items, stationary and more, More info ♫ METALOCALYPSE Season 4 Premiere Party @ Saint Vutus Bar (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8-10pm, More info
* Greenpointers’ Pick
♥ Pheremones Likely
♦ Art Event
Justine posted about this last year, but it’s worth another mention along with photos. At St. Stan’s over on Driggs, there is an amazing flea market on weekends, a real flea market, with flea market prices. I always stop in after I hit up the Greenmarket. You won’t find overpriced vintage items, but useful things for your home, like glassware, sewing supplies, appliances, VCRs, and religious figurines.
Today they had a juicer, a crazy accordion, gently used coats, decent furniture and an entire room dedicated to toys and children’s books. Kids don’t need new anything. They grow out of their clothes after one wear and destroy everything. Aside from cribs and strollers, you can buy this pretend purple coffee maker to teach your kid to abuse caffeine. It was right next to the fake cigarettes.
You can drop off donations there and according to Justine’s post, there is a cafe on Sunday’s, which I’ve yet to check out. I will report back soon.
Local Cub and Boy Scouts Pack & Troop 996 will be hosting their Annual Fundraising Flea Market event next month in St. Francis School Yard. Anyone looking to be a vendor, now’s the time – For more info or to reserve a spot call Mr. James at 347-804-4705.
Local Cub and Boy Scouts Pack & Troop 996 Annual Flea Market
Sat. May 14th & Sun. May 15th
9:00am to 6pm
St. Francis School Yard
410 Humboldt Street
between Skillman & Conselyea